I'm a big fan of AE, especially seconds as they are a great price to value shoes. However, I'm not sure whether I should keep this pair. The shoes fit perfectly but there appear to be a severely deep cut on the side of the left shoe. The cut is pierced all the way through the inner linings - basically a sliced hole. You can feel the slice from the inside.
Would this slice/hole affect the integrity of the shoe? I'm afraid rain may be able to get inside during downpours. What are your thoughts.
Send those back. You will never be happy with them.